Indians defeat Holmes to remain unbeaten in division

Indians defeat Holmes to remain unbeaten in division

FULTON, Miss. -  The Indians (4-2-0, 3-0-0) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back to pick up the 4-1 win over Holmes (2-4-0, 1-2-0) and remain perfect in MACJC North Division play.

How it Happened

In the second minute, Luan Balestieri (Rio Grande, Brazil) scored on a free kick and Brendan Koehn (Amory) extended the Indians lead to 2-0 with a header at the third minute on an assist from Balestieri.

With the first half coming to a close, Brian Heredia (Pelham, Ala.) beat the keeper to give the Indians a 3-0 lead at the break.

Five minutes into the second half, Austin Rowell (Amory) headed one passed the Holmes keeper for the Indians fourth and final goal. Holmes broke up the shutout three minutes later, but the Indians were able to hold on to get the 4-1 win.

Clayton O'Daniel (Tupelo) and Josh White (Tupelo) picked up assist in the game.

Sonic Star of the Game

Luan Balestieri

Balestieri set the tone scoring the game's first goal and assisting on the second. 

Renasant Reaction

"We came out amazingly," Said Coach Mike Sullivan. "Scoring two goals in three minutes is really the way to set the tone and overall we played really well. We got everybody playing time in a division game and I'm really pleased with the win today and 3-0 in division, sitting in first place feels good right now."

"I'm really proud of our guys," said team captain Ryan Parker (Brisbane, Australia). "We had some guys who haven't gotten a lot of minutes this year come through when we needed it and we got the win."

Up Next: The Indians will host a non-division opponent in Andrew College Saturday in Fulton at noon.